About the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame was established in 1963 to honor the heroes of the game. Each year the Hall of Fame inducts a new class of enshrinees composed of football’s greatest players, coaches and contributors.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Opened in 1963 in Canton, Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame pays tribute to the individuals and moments that shaped professional football’s history.

The 118,000 square-foot, internationally-recognized museum is continuously improving with exhibit renovations – four in the last 10 years – and other advancement to give guests a chance to experience football’s past, present and future. The largest and most recent expansion of 38,000 square feet was completed in 2013.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution that focuses on the education, promotion, preservation and honoring of the individuals and moments that shaped professional football’s history.

For more information on the Hall of Fame, its Mission Statement, the Hall of Fame Store and more, please visit the Official Pro Football Hall of Fame Website at www.profootballhof.com.

Hall of Famers

Each year, a new class of former players, coaches, executives and football personalities are enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

To see the full list of every Hall of Famers from the Class of 1963 all the way to the Class of 2019, click here»

About the Hall of Fame Rings and Gold Jackets

The ring that every enshrine into the Pro Football Hall of Fame receives is called the “Ring of Excellence”. The ring has gone through three iterations in its six decades of existence, with each new look finding a different way to honor football’s past, present and future. The current “Ring of Excellence” is set in 14K Gold with a total diamond weight of 1 ¾ carats.

Each enshrinee also receives a Haggar Gold Jacket to signify their accomplishment. In over 35 years, there have been only two versions of the Haggar Gold Jacket, with the current version debuting in 2012. These jackets are custom cut and tailored for each Hall of Famer and are not allowed to be photographed on anyone other than a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

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